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In Memoriam Daniel M. “Dan” Shultes (1977~2020) The life of Daniel M. “Dan” Shultes was brought full circle when he passed away July 7, 2020, after a courageous battle against ALS. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he grew up in Middleburgh, New York, graduating in 1995. He attended Hudson Valley Community College, gaining a degree in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in 2002. In 2005, Dan starting working alongside his in-laws at Aqua Tec as a pump and geothermal foreman where he was a dedicated employee who attended to the needs of all his customers. He enjoyed bowling, golf, traveling to different places, attending festivals, listening to live music, and spending relaxing time with family and friends. He was adored my many and will be remembered for his fun-loving attitude, beautiful smile, infectious laugh, and big heart. Dan is survived by his wife of 14 years, Trista; children Bray and Reed; parents Richard and Patricia; siblings Richard (Brynda), Michael (Amber), Stephen, and Christine; in-laws Walter and Kristen Wyckoff; sister in-law Delana (Dustin); and sev- eral nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. Minetta Gail Howland The Michigan Ground Water Association shared the passing of Honorary Auxiliary Member Minetta Gail Howland on July 14, 2020. She was 85. Gail is survived by her husband William; her children Bernice, Beatrice (Bob), Betty (Louis), Lettie (Marcel), Denise (Randy), Cathaleen (David), Jacquelyn (Ken), Robert (Kathy), Timmy (Betty), and Louie; stepsons William and Mark (Alivia); grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Kerry Mitchell Harnish (1946~2020) Kerry Mitchell Harnish passed away June 9, 2020. Born in Buffalo, Wyoming, he enlisted in the Navy after high school. He worked for the Forest Service, Survey Crews, Big Horn Coal, and Ensign Bickford. He enjoyed spending time on “the mountain” with family and friends - during all the seasons - camping, hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers, and snowmobiling. Another pleasure was creating “interesting” meals on the mountain. Newcomers were often led to believe the evening meal could be something as exotic as “Spamghetti”. Kerry is survived by his wife Carol; sons Gary (Sonya) and Travis (Amy); grandsons Colin (Amanda) and Tucker; his brother Bill (Janice); and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. James Alan “Jim” Gordon (1946~2020) With heavy hearts, the Montana Water Well Drillers Association reported the loss of James Alan “Jim” Gordon on July 18, 2020, after a long bat- tle with cancer. He worked sev- eral jobs before start- ing his own business doing mineral exploration for large coal corporations. During energy decline, he began drilling and servicing water wells. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, playing pool, riding four-wheelers and snowmobiling. Jim is survived by his wife Christine; sons Ronald (Jenny) and Jason; two grandchildren; two brothers; and several in-laws. The management and staff of WWDR extend their sincere condolences to the family, friends, and former colleagues of these industry people. Lest we forget... 44 SEPTEMBER 2020 WorldWide Drilling Resource ®